Subject: Re: default /usr partition
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/1999 08:55:49
> 'a' was made the root partition because it sat at the start of the
> disk and the filesystem code knew to look past the disklabel
> somehow. Swap was NEVER put on 'a' because the swap code did NOT
> know how to look past the disklabel (these are semantics which, I
> presume, have been superceded by smarts in the driver which know
> where the disklabel starts). Either that or the boot code didn't
> know how to look past fs block 0 for some silly reason...
I'd s/disklabel/boot block/g in the above paragraph...